The pitch certainly had a huge say on this match

Sri Lanka vs Australia

Australia Win By 125 Runs

It took them a bit longer to wrap up victory today than they would’ve anticipated, but the Aussies have first blood of the series well inside four days. The pitch certainly had a huge say on this match, and the same can probably be said for Tests two and three down the line. Lyon, Harris, Mathews and Jayawardene take the bulk of canada goose black friday sale the applause, and the hosts will have to have a serious think about the make up of their starting XI for the duration of the Canada Goose sale series. Mendis has to get a game next time around. The second Test kicks off in Pallekele on Thursday. Catch you then. Cheers.

246 8 Something more orthodox from the left handed Herath, who employs a straight bat for some pretty elevation over mid off for four more. WICKET! A short arm jab straight to Copeland at short midwicket, suits the Aussies and Harris in particular just fine. The fast bowler has his five for and the Sri canada goose outlet sale Lankans are now just two wickets away from defeat. Mathews wondering whether or not he is going to get to three figures. For the record, he fell for 99 against India a while back. Lakmal in now and he is almost out for a first ball duck canada goose outlet new york city but rather enjoys a fat edge wide of third slip for four.

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230 7 WICKET! One victim follows another. Randiv can’t ride the line and lenght, fending off a stockstandard edge to the slip cordon, where Clarke is at hand for a sitter. There was a bit of extra bounce in that one, but really it was canada goose uk black friday Johnson’s deadset accuracy that did for canada goose uk shop the right hander. Herath, on canada goose outlet store a pair, in now. Mathews, running out of options and partners, decides he’d better canada goose outlet parka tee off canada goose outlet reviews an chase a maiden Test ton before it’s too late. A couple of heaved boundaries send cheap canada goose uk him right on his way into the 90s, in fact.

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199 5 Hands on Australian heads all around as Harris forces the edge from the man in the nervous, but there for the umpteenth canada goose outlet toronto factory time of the match a tentative shot falls short of the men in the slips for four runs. There was an element of ‘soft hands’ from the batsman, but the bowler will count himself unlucky there. The over ends canada goose factory outlet with a convincing late cut enough to bring four more and take Jayawardene to his century. It’s the 29th of his career and sees him draw level with the late, great Sir Donald Bradman’s number of Test tons.

Lunch, Day Four

Sri Lanka head into the break on 187 canada goose outlet online for five still 192 runs shy of their target. Proceedings have hardly gone according to plan for the Aussies, though they will still fancy ’emselves favourites for the win, even if the game is going to spill into a fifth day. Kudos impending Jayawardene and sidekick Mathews, who have ridden a considerable storm in the morning cheap canada goose session and will pick up on their charge after lunch. Aussie skipper Clarke, meanwhile, needs a fat chat of inspiration with his bowlers.

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167 5 Leg slip and short leg in place in the hope that Mathews will not meet the turn well enough and possibly slink a catch to one of the two close uk canada goose outlet in fielders. No go for the Aussies, though, with the right hander instead biding his time before canada goose store turning a single to fine leg. And with that a record partnership for Sri Lanka’s sixth wicket in Tests against Australia arrives 99 runs and counting.

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